• The Last Trolleybus

    On 26th March 1972, the last trolleybus in Britain took its final journey through the streets of Bradford. Often known as "the trackless", they were a familiar sight in Bradford, which was also the joint first city (along with Leeds) in Britain to operate a trolleybus system. Whether you're a transport buff or not, this affectionate farewell film is well worth a watch. 

    Bradford Trolleybuses: Britain's First and Last

  • Spring is in the air

    The daffodils are out, the clocks go forward this weekend, and Easter is just around the corner. Spring is in the air! What better time to showcase four of our films which capture the natural abundance of the season?

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  • A Sentimental Journey - 50 Years On

    8th March 2015 marks 50 years since the closure of the Whitby - Scarborough railway line: a victim of the infamous Beeching Report which had been published two years earlier.  A Sentimental Journey (Whitby - Scarborough), a film made by railwayman and filmmaker Frank Dean, documents the closure, showing the very last journey on the line, and the beginning of the track dismantlement.  

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  • Memory Bank: Bradford

    YFA and Bradford UNESCO City of Film are excited to announce the launch of Memory Bank: Bradford – our special edition DVD reminiscence pack, to be gifted to care homes and support services across the district completely free of charge, thanks to funding from Bradford Metropolitan District Council Adult and Community Services.

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YFA Selects

1935-1936
2276
Part of the collection of personal family films of the Rowntrees, this film contains rare images of Seebohm Rowntree and his...
1976-1982
3993
The Yorkie Bar, a chunkier alternative to Cadbury's Dairy Milk, was aimed at men and was created In 1976 by Eric Nicoli when...
1960-1961
1178
The Pace Egg play is performed each year on Good Friday in the towns and villages in the Upper Calder Valley.  The name...

YFA Innovations

  • Memory Bank is an award-winning series of innovative DVD resource packs using archive films to bring past events and experiences to life, prompting stories and memories to share and enjoy. Great for reminiscence, memory and life story work, for older people and those with...

  • Every week, Yorkshire's film heritage is brought to life thanks to our exciting new web application, featuring footage from major events and magic moments in days gone by. The Yorkshire Calendar already features on a number of Yorkshire websites, and could appear on yours...

  • Family Film Tree is an interactive genealogy website under development by YFA.  Search hundreds of archive film clips to illustrate how generations of your family lived, worked, and played throughout the 20th Century.